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Former Bona’s friar performed exorcisms

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The paranormal has always been a subject of debate, over whether or not it is acceptable and/or provable. However, some have experienced things beyond our understanding and thus believe it wholeheartedly. Fr. Alphonsus Trabold, O.F.M of St. Bonaventure was one such believer. Trabold has become a legend of sorts at St. Bonaventure, as well as…

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Slenderman stuns national audiences

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Slenderman is a tall, faceless creature clad in a black suit, with slimy tendrils stemming from his back. His origins are unknown, which is scarier. He is considered the boogey-man of the millennial generation. Naturally, a movie had to be made about the monster. However, the only horrifying thing about Sylvian White and David Birkes’s…

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“Astroworld” stuns listeners with third album

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Scott’s new album combines bumpy baselines and harmonies Travis Scott dropped his third studio album Astroworld, hyping up clubs and college parties worldwide. Astroworld has been a two-year process since Scott initially leaked the title of the album back in 2016. It’s full of psychedelic synths and harmonies, combined with bass lines that bump, which…

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BonaResponds reflects: Part 2

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BonaResponds’ local activities do not end when classes are not in session. This summer, our weekly jobs included six new wheelchair ramps, a new set of steps, a large shipment of items to Haiti, preparation of donated iPads for schools, a virtual teachers’ conference for teachers, regular maintenance on tools/vehicles and maintaining the trails through…

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Student discusses Spain study abroad

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This past summer, I experienced the opportunity of a lifetime when I studied abroad in Spain for over five weeks through St. Bonaventure’s Salamanca program. My time in Spain was truly one of the most formative and exciting experiences I’ve had in my life, both academically and personally. This program is unique from other study abroad…

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Decade-old trends make a comeback

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Millennials have made a habit of changing the meanings of words. Phrases like “word” and “extra,” have become the go-to to describe almost anything. For millennials, they are words used to describe everything from the way someone acts to how someone dresses. Fashion has been described lately in terms of “boujee” or excessive. If you…

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Mrs. Parkington shows poise and pettiness

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Young and old viewers continue to relate to the 1944 film Today, some of the only times people consider movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood are when flipping channels or viewing one in a class. Movies from that era are not often given much consideration or appreciation by mainstream media and citizens. These hidden…

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Mental health misconceptions about introverts

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Teachers and medical professionals discuss its impact on students An introvert is a shy, reclusive person who does not enjoy conventional socialization, making up between 45 to 50 percent of the population. The counterpart of introverts are extroverts, who are social, outgoing people and typically enjoy things such as parties. Introverts are highly misunderstood and…

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John Mayer’s new releases wow listeners

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Mayer gives fans three albums after four years of waiting John Mayer’s long-awaited return to the music world began in November 2016 after nearly four years. Once a heartthrob to the public eye, Mayer’s disappearance came in the wake of two albums, which were letdowns to his recording company, Columbia Records. His resurgence, though, emulates…

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More ministers in residence added to campus

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Doubling the number of ministers in residence from four to seven at the same time freshmen enrollment reaches an all-time high ended up being a blessing in disguise. Their role is particularly important as they act as an additional resource for students in their residence halls, while also promoting a Franciscan way of life. Since…

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Best Picture winner tackles tolerance

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Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” is a compelling drama that, like water itself, fluidly moves through an evocative plotline, while captivating viewers by offering deep connections to the numerous protagonists within the work. Each character holds relatable, timely and pained stories of their own. Set in 1962 Baltimore, the film – which won…

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